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Preschool has surprisingly enduring benefits that last well into adulthood, according to one of the biggest, longest follow-up studies of its kind.

Better jobs, less drug abuse, and fewer arrests are among advantages found in the study that tracked more than 1,000 low-income, mostly black Chicago kids for up to 25 years.

Michael Washington was one of them. Now a 31-year-old heating and air conditioning contractor, Washington attended a...

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